A good sales pitch will tell a good story. Numbers and statistics are important when doing business, but being able to infuse the facts with an inspirational narrative and a persuasive argument is much more memorable to a potential customer. A salesperson also has to have a demeanor that convinces someone to trust them.
Fear and panic, college semesters cut short, and thousands of employment opportunities out the door. COVID-19 has caused drastic changes on an international scale economically, politically and socially. A cancelled internship just meant that it was time for a new challenge: to better the world while bettering myself. Along with three of my friends from the University of Michigan, who were also out of work and looking for new opportunities, we set out to find something. Through one of our past internship and work with TAMID, we became connected with myInterview: an online video interview platform based out of Israel.
In 2013 an Italian university conducted a study called Searching for a Job is a Beauty Contest. The study sent out 11,000 identical resumes with a range of pictures attached. The results were startling 50% of attractive Italians and only 17% of unattractive Italians were called back. Resumes sent without a picture had a 39% call back rate. This is great news for those blessed by the heavens but disappointing for those whacked with the ugly stick.